Notice - Time and Place of Special Meeting - December 20, 2018

Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A special meeting of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education is hereby called for Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., in the Superintendent's conference room on the third floor of the KCKPS Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Board members will attend by telephone.

In addition to regular business itemized in the published agenda, the purpose of such special meeting shall be to approve the Payment of Bills and the Human Resources Report and Recommendations.


Sumner Academy Graduate Inducted into KSHSAA Hall of Fame

Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018

nielsenSumner Academy graduate and KCKPS Reason to Believe Erik Nielsen, has been selected for induction into the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Nielsen played several musical instruments in his time at Sumner and went on to graduate from Juilliard and Curtis Schools of Music. Nielsen’s career blossomed as an orchestral and opera conductor allowing him to perform on stages around the world.

To learn more about Erik Nielsen, please click here.






Welcome Center Hours for This Week

Posted Monday, December 17, 2018

Notice: The KCKPS Welcome Center will be closed starting Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and will reopen on Monday, January 7 2019. The Welcome Center hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 


Student Honored by Walmart

Posted Friday, December 14, 2018

 Charley Langdon Awarded by Walmart

This week Charlie Langdon, a student at J.C. Harmon High School, received an award from Walmart for being an outstanding employee. He was visited by employees from Walmart, the KCK Police Department and KCK Fire Department. Langdon and his class received a pizza party and Charlie was featured on the side of the Walmart tractor trailer outside of J.C. Harmon High.


Argentine Middle School Students Participate in Post-Secondary Planning Day

Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Argentine Career Day

Students at Argentine Middle School recently participated in Post-Secondary Planning Day. The purpose of this annual event is to expose eighth grade students to the Diploma+ endorsements before entering high school.  These endorsements ensure that students are prepared for college and careers in a global society. Read More


Board of Education Highlights for Tuesday, December 11

During the December 11 Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting, the board approved and/or heard reports on the following... Read More


Co-working Space Suite 1886 Opens at Wyandotte High School

Posted Monday, December 10, 2018

Suite 1886, the co-working space named after the year Wyandotte High School was built, is now open for business – the business of the future student entrepreneurs who operate and manage the space. Read More

KCKPS Teachers Honored for Excellence by Kansas Music Educators Association

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018

Brownwyn Short with award

Each year, the northeast district of the Kansas Music Educators Association (NEKMEA) honors music teachers from across the northeast district in the state of Kansas. This year, three Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) teachers were recognized for excellence in teaching by NEKMEA.  Read More


Listening & Learning Tours Q&A

Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools would like to thank all of the participants in the Listening & Learning Tour sessions held in September and October. These sessions gave Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust and his cabinet an opportunity to hear from parents, students and staff about opportunities for growth at the school district.

Below are the questions from the sessions and the answers, as well as comments. If your question was addressed during another session, we did not reprint it again.

There are a few more questions that are still being addresed. We will inform you when they are published on the website. Read More


Sumner Academy of Arts and Sciences Applications 2019-2020 

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018

The online application will be open from November 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on January 11, 2019 at 4 p.m.

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, In-District Students can apply online here.

NOTE: the online application is ONLY for students that are in our schools (USD 500) currently. Private or parochial schools in our district need to come in to Student Services to apply Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Click here to view the Procedure and Standards for Admissions to Sumner (in English and Spanish). Any questions should be directed to Matthia Kelsey at 913-279-2248.


Guide to Help Parents Access Infinite Campus

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We wanted to let you know we are aware many parents have had problems trying to access academic information for students in the new parent portal. We sincerely apologize for the problems you may have had and understand how important it is for you to be able to see this information.

Click here to access the Infinite Campus Portal Guide to view step-by-step directions for creating an account, getting into the system and finding information.

If these directions do not provide enough information, or if you still have questions or need help, please contact our dedicated Infinite Campus parent support team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 913-627-4150. 

Thank you for your patience and we sincerely apologize for your frustrations with the new system.